Visceral and violent, all the necessary boxes are ticked. Endurance, treachery and love. The overall effect can, at times, be quite breathtaking. M. Daniel Smith clearly possesses a far-reaching vision and paints a large landscape with a very broad brush. (Excerpted from Historical Fiction Book Company review of the Legacy's Road series, Book One: The Red Path)
The Knutt family saga continues with a new generation taking on the reins of power. Marion remains in the Scottish Highlands, while Aaron heads to the colonies in the latter half of the Revolutionary War, joining a group of insurgents fighting the English. Harold, along with Sinclair and Meghan soon follow, moving to the outskirts of Philadelphia, where they hope to reunite with their son.
A colleague from the past emerges, helping Harold find his son, manipulating them to his own ends, playing a deadly game against the same cabal that threatened Harold's family in a highland draw.
The balance of power shifts from father to son, Aaron fashioning victories against great odds, earning a deadly reputation. He is joined by Chatte, a woman of Acadian background, seeking vengeance against the English, who forced her family from their ancestral lands in Nova Scotia.
Relationships are formed with the Knutt sisters bringing a fourth generation into the story as they struggle to find their own way along a twisted trail, leading from Scotland, to France. From Pennsylvania to South Carolina, then deep into the Ohio wilderness.